Bug#72140: Setting up libraries too slow
Previously Eray Ozkural wrote:
> On our university's Solaris systems, users have to set a library path
> to get some software running correctly. Though I sometimes had the
> impression that LD_LIBRARY_PATH didn't work as expected on Linux systems.
> In Debian system, the LD_LIBRARY_PATH doesn't seem to be used much
> though we do make use of preload path.
Sounds like your university has a broken setup. If it users libraries
in non-standard paths it should either add those to /etc/ld.so.conf,
or use -rpath when compiling the apps that use them.o
> > It would be sufficient for a postinst script to simply set the
> > LD_LIBRARY_PATH, any libraries that might be needed will be found even if
> > ldconfig wasnt run:
As already said, setting an environment is simply not an option.
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